A Grecian Girl

A Grecian Girl, 1887
Edward Radford (1831-1920)
Oil on canvas
BORGM 01781
Image © Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum

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A Grecian Girl

Radford specialised in highly detailed interior scenes containing a central female figure, some in a classical setting as here, others in a contemporary setting.  This Neo-Classical painting originally hung in the Yellow Room, Annie’s bedroom. The name of the model is unknown, but she was also used for the painting Weary (1873) hung in the nearby corridor to the Iriving Room, where she was used to very different effect.

Radford exhibited from 1865 at the Royal Society of Painters in Watercolours; Royal Academy; Royal Society of Artists, Birmingham; Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool; and Agnew and Sons Gallery.

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